Subject: Re: Redhat style Kickstart auto-installer for netbsd
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Lee <>
List: tech-install
Date: 08/31/2002 09:40:35
Kickstart allows for unattended automated setups using a configuration file
that can be stored in various ways (floppy, CD, NIS, FTP).  By using a DHCP
server to get the network information on boot, you can specify where it gets
the config/installation files from via the DHCP server.

When installing Redhat you specifify on the install command line where you
want it to get the config from and the it will do a completelty unattended
installation.  Things that can be configured are:-

Network setup
Packages to Install
XFree86 config
Partition config
and lots more.

A much better/more detailed description can be found at:-

Hope this helps.  Also cheers for that cloning server link looks interesting
I may just have a good at cloning one of my Linux boxes to give it a go.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Hubert Feyrer" <>
To: "Lee" <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2002 5:47 AM
Subject: Re: Redhat style Kickstart auto-installer for netbsd

> On Sat, 31 Aug 2002, Lee wrote:
> > I am thinking of testing netbsd however if I am to consider using it I
> > would need a feature similair to that of Red Hats kickstart. I tried
> > searching though the archives and found a couple of posts from people
> > request htis feature but no mention of any development work going into
> > it.
> >
> > Does anyone know if netbsd will have a feature like this or is there
> > some third party software available for download somewhere that would be
> > compatible.
> Hard to tell as you don't tell us what Red Hats kickstart is/does.
> I can recommend g4u for deployment, it's based on NetBSD. See
>  - Hubert
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